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    ASCAP vs Stream Licensing

    Just can't believe the soap opera that is going on today with ASCAP and Stream Licensing.

    Hundreds of comments on Facebook:
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    Yeah just saw that, incredible. Hello 2011 again (SWcast)!

    Hopefully Streamlicensing does the right thing for their customers, if I was a customer, I would be demanding a refund for the ASCAP portion of payments for however many months they have failed to pay ASCAP. Will be interesting to know how long this has been going for.

    Renegotiations for a new agreement between SL and ASCAP could take months. A very sticky situation.

    http://www.broadcastingworld.com/new...ntract-breach/

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    Why would a company assume they could get away indefinitely with something on this scale. It boggles the mind.

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    SL's owner responded on the Facebook group SCS posted with an update:

    StreamLicensing learned today that ASCAP has sent messages to our affiliates to the effect that you should signup directly with them for music licensing of their libray. ASCAP has taken this action without notifying us. Such contractual interference is more than troubling. StreamLicensing has been working with representatives of the performance rights company regarding what we believe is an inaccurate data count that impacts what we pay to ASCAP. That matter has not been resolved but the unilateral action was taken anyway.

    We are in the process of reaching our ASCAP contact and urge you to stick with us as we work out a satisfactory resolution that protects you and your streaming service and the legal rights of our company.

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    Antonio M. Hernadez
    Chirman of the Board
    Should be interesting to hear the outcome. ASCAP's statements seem to imply that the contracted agreement between them has been cut already. I guess we will find out.

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